Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Heart of a lion, a day of dreams
Big wind again today but quiet day in general for the horses after excellent work yesterday. Home alone last night so fat-boy pizza and ice cream and a chance to sit down and enjoy the BBC coverage from Longchamp on Sunday; well, I thought it was just great, former Northern jump jockey Tom Eaves takes his first Group 1 on the most glamorous stage of all on a horse trained at the top of Sutton Bank, then Dream Ahead runs the race of his life to deny the awesome Goldikova a winning swansong in front of her home crowd and then..... a EU9,000 diminutive German filly shoots clear off the best horses in the world to break the track record and claim racing's greatest prize, just fanatastic and the canny Japanese had already purchased her before the race to capture those very special German genes. I have been banging on about the virtues of the German breeding system all summer to anyone that would care to listen and it appears to be going from strength to strength...